Barbara Rogers

Obituary of Barbara A. Rogers

Barbara A. Rogers, 87 of Branford, FL, formerly of New Jersey, passed away, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Barbara was born in Hazard Hospital, Long Branch, NJ to the late Harold Courtney and Emilie Elisabeth Bennett and grew up in Oakhurst. She graduated from the Oakhurst Grammer School and Asbury Park High School. She worked as an Executive Secretary to the Chief Engineer of the Philco Corporation of Canada. Then on August 23, 1952, Barbara married Dr. James A. Rogers of Spring Lake on August 23, 1952 and worked as his Medical Office Manager and Assistant for over 40 years. She lived in Bradley Beach, Avon, Wall Township, Toms River and Lakewood before moving to Florida 10 years ago. Barbara was in fellowship at the Fifth Avenue Chapel in Belmar for many years before retiring to Ocean County where she attended the First Baptist Church of Toms River. Barbara served as Chairman of the Christian Women’s Club of Red Bank; Chairman of the Social Committee of Riverview Christian Academy/Central Jersey Christian School for over 15 years; she was a Sunday School teacher at Fifth Avenue Chapel for 25 years; Past President/Vice President of Resident Council and Resident Member Board of Trustees at Harrogate Continuing Care Residential Community, Lakewood; and Financial Secretary of the Toms River First Baptist Church for many years. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Dr. James Rogers in 2012. The main love of her life was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She leaves behind her three children, James Rogers, Jr. and his wife Marilou of Toms River, Sharon L. Kramme and her husband Marvin of Branford, FL, and Kevin D. Rogers and his wife Catherine of Nazareth, PA; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer L. Rogers Evans and her husband David of Coatsville, PA, Heather M. Zappella and her husband Peter of Toms River, James L. Rogers and David Rogers of Toms River, Amanda L. Kramme, Justin L. Kramme and Jared J. Kramme and his wife Sarah, all of Florida, Corey D. Rogers and his wife Hillary, Samantha Hogue and her husband Randy, Adam J. Rogers and Adrienne E. Rigole and her husband Brandon, all of PA; 12 great grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob and Anna Zappella, Liam and Tara Rogers, Marshall and Lydia Kramme, Haylie and Claire Rogers, Danielle and Riley Hogue, Alexander and Ashton Rogers, and Bella Rigole. Services will be private.
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